UPMC | Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report

“The UPMC Schools of Nursing give us the ability to home grow talent. The students perform their clinicals at UPMC facilities, and the hospitals get to see good talent and recruit them as employees. Plus, the students get a level of confidence from already being in the hospitals where they might soon be working.” LINDA KMETZ, PhD, RN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UPMC SCHOOLS OF NURSING DIRECTOR, UPMC SHADYSIDE SCHOOL OF NURSING UPMC SCHOOLS OF NURSING: DEVELOPING OUR OWN NURSING TALENT The UPMC Schools of Nursing are focused on preparing entry-level nurses in an accelerated and intense program that revolves around the core elements that are required to become a nurse. The full-time program is 16 months, while our part-time program is three years and is ideal for people working full time and pursuing second careers. Students are immediately exposed to clinical practice, in a hospital setting, alongside experienced nurses delivering patient care. At each of our campuses, an academic team member provides one-on-one coaching, mentoring, and support for students. After graduating from a UPMC School of Nursing, students receive their RN diploma and are eligible to take the Pennsylvania state boards. In addition, they can complete fellowships if they choose. UPMC Schools of Nursing have very strong articulation agreements with many regional RN to BSN completion programs. And most of the students’ credits can transfer toward their BSN. UPMC Schools of Nursing graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce and are highly desired by employers. UPMC Schools of Nursing: UPMC Shadyside Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Jameson Memorial Hospital School St. Margaret School of Nursing 85 % job placement rate for UPMC School of Nursing graduates. 9 | UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence